Does anyone remember the Folger’s commercials of the '70s? Kindly old Scandanavian Mrs. Olsen making fantastic coffee, and at some point she smilingly says Folger’s is her secret, because it’s made with Columbian beans, which are, as she says, “the richest kind.”
Well, I’ve been a mid-grade coffee snob for most of my life. I’ve bought gourmet beans and ground them myself since I was out of college. Before I got my own bean grinder, I ground them in the store. I’ve drank Kona, Kenyan and everything in between.
But recently, for reasons that don’t make a ton of sense, I bought a standard can of coffee (not Folgers, but store-brand) Columbian coffee and well, IT’S GOOD! I can’t say it’s the most superior coffee I’ve ever had, but it’s pretty rich and tasty and every time I make a pot, I can hear Mrs. Olsen saying, “I told you so!”